Senior Manager Supply Chain Insights & Performance (Supply Chain Control Tower) (m/f/d)



The Supply Chain Control Tower & Performance Management team drives excellence in reporting & analytics capabilities to increase transparency and visibility across the entire supply chain organization and to provide insights and scenario-based simulations to drive improvements.


This role focuses on Insights and Performance for Supply Chain, providing insights and actions to improve performance or to solve tough business problems through detailed root cause analysis.  Ideal candidate needs to be able to build productive cross functional relationships to better understand and address business needs.


Key Accountabilities

  • Explore insights and trends with the goal of identifying improvements to drive business and customer value with focus on experience and cost
  • Work with data back-end and reporting teams to create a complete analysis of key Global SCM operational KPI’s
  • Provide actionable insights with associated root causes, resulting in clear trade-offs, enabling decision making to drive performance improvement.
  • Identify, interpret, and share patterns and trends (including benchmarks) to key business drivers; turn findings into actionable recommendations to influence key stakeholders
  • Continually consider and leverage additional dataset sources to improve the quality of findings and insights
  • Facilitate with business stakeholder the definition of how performance is measured (KPIs) and ensure standardization of how it is measured and communicated in alignment with strategic direction (including project KPI’s)
  • Review, validate and identify appropriate targets by KPIs
  • Responsible for onboarding market and function SPOCs on new self-service report and/or drumbeat reports
  • Initiate and drive discussions with x-functional stakeholders to collect and consolidate feedback, prepare, and align on actions / gameplan
  • Manage effective and timely communication on performance management based on an agreed drumbeat

 Key Relationships

  • Supply Chain Control Tower teams
  • All Global SCM Functions and Markets
  • SCM Finance
  • Global Sales


Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

Soft skills:

  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
  • Engaging, open and react to feedbacks and improve
  • Self-starter with an ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong team player with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) at different levels of the organization and to lead discussions in small and larger groups.
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Change management skills of influencing network of stakeholders

Hard skills:

  • Excellent analytical skills, managing data from multiple sources and synthesize the complex data to develop innovative solutions
  • Model and develop scenarios for new business scope
  • Hands on experience of BI Solutions
  • Advanced MS office skills and familiar with Front-End BI visualization software’s such as MicroStrategy, Tableau or Power BI
  • Good understanding of supply chain processes
  • Solid presentation and storytelling skills

People management skills:

  • Manage project teams
  • Coach junior team members through providing feedbacks to support the development and performance of the team
  • Drive and manage onboarding
  • Support recruiting
  • Foster a team culture that encourages trust, open and constructive discussion of important issues


  1. Good knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  2. Master’s degree or equivalent in supply chain management or in the areas of business administration, logistics, planning, information systems from an accredited college or university
  3. Experience with data analytics – operational or financial
  4. Good understanding of supply chain principles and operating practices, logistics terminology, basic finance, and management of cross functional interdependencies
  5. +8 years of relevant work experience in MNC
  6. Within which 1-2 years of team management experience

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Supply Chain Insights & Performance (Supply Chain Control Tower) (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Lucerne
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  LU
Country/Region:  CH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  355529
Date:  Sep 3, 2021